Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday said that his country recorded the first coronavirus case.
“A thirty-seven-year-old man, who landed in Sierra Leone on March 16, coming from France has tested positive for COVID-19,” the president said.
Bio added that the infected case has been isolated since he came to the country.
The president has not announced any precautionary or preventive measures to combat the virus.
Many African countries have announced a number of coronavirus detected cases and took precautionary and preventive measures such as curfew to combat the spread of the virus.
More than 800,000 persons around the world have been infected by the virus, which claimed the lives of more than 39,000 worldwide. It also hit a number of top political figures around the world.
Johnson confirmed the news in a video posted on Twitter, saying: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.”
He continued: “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives”
The announcement comes days after Prince Charles was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.